Having already logged studio time with buddy Keith Richards, Jack White would be a natural to produce the next Rolling Stones album, should the rock legends celebrate their 50th anniversary by heading back into the studio. Keef evidently agrees, and in a recent interview with — who else? — Rolling Stone, he talked up a possible collaboration.
“That’s always a possibility,” Richards told the magazine, adding that the band plans to meet in July to discuss its future plans. “The door is wide open.”
White teamed up with the iconic Stones guitarist in 2009, and while the results of those sessions have yet to be released, Richards is game for putting them out.
“I don’t know if [Jack] ever considered that it was actually, like, master cuts,” Richards now says. “But at the same time if Jack wanted to do it, I’d probably say, ‘Yeah.’”
The two clearly have a good rapport, and as if the prospect of White working with (arguably) the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time weren’t exciting enough, consider this: The former White Stripe and sometime Raconteur cites “Undercover of the Night” as his favorite Stones track. What the world needs now is a flashy, political disco-rock anthem, and White may be just the man to deliver.